The United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County announced Wednesday night it had elected Greg Marcus, president and CEO of the Marcus Corp., to succeed Lubar & Co. president and CEO David Lubar as chairman of its board of directors.
The organization also elected 11 new members to the board and recruited four co-chairs to run its 2016 Community Campaign.
Those co-chairs — Larry Blanton, senior vice president and general manager of MetalTek International; Jacqueline Herd-Barber, community volunteer; Richard Meeusen, chairman, president & CEO of Badger Meter, Inc.; and Steven SaLoutos, executive vice president of U.S. Bank — will run the organization’s annual fundraising campaign. The 2015 campaign raised more than $60 million.
“We are honored to have four incredibly talented and committed individuals to lead our 2016 community campaign,” said Mary Lou Young, United Way president and CEO. “These community leaders will be a driving force to continue to lead critical change in our four-county region.”
Here’s how each co-chair reacted to being selected to run the campaign:
Jacqueline Herd-Barber: “The key to social change in the Greater Milwaukee area is how we work together. “With the help of United Way, we engage everyday people to be a part of this change.”
Larry Blanton: “I am ready to do what is necessary to ensure the success of the community campaign across the four-county region. Only when we work together do we Live United. Big challenges can’t be solved by working in silos.”
Richard Meeusen: “I believe in United Way. They see the vision of everyone getting what they need – those building blocks for a good life – education, income and health. I’m happy and excited to be a part of United Way and help fulfill that mission.”
Steven SaLoutos: “Our community will only prosper and grow if all families are financially stable. Being from the banking industry allows me to bring a unique perspective on how to bring about change for those who may be struggling to meet their basic needs. I am up to the challenge to help ignite change in our community.”